destitute – without money, food, home or possessions
To remember the definition of the word destitute, use the following mnemonic:
Her destination was the institute, (destitute) but when she arrived, it had burnt down so there was no food, money or home for her.
Examples of destitute in a sentence
Even though I grew up in a destitute family, it did not stop me from attending an Ivy League school.
Because of the economy, many who were once rich are now destitute.
When my father left my mother for another woman, he left our family completely destitute.